AECEO welcomes new Interim Coordinator - Alana Powell, RECE
Alana is a proud RECE who has worked in programs directly with children and has been engaged in the child care advocacy movement in Ontario. Alana holds her ECE diploma from George Brown College, an HBA in Political Science from the University of Toronto, and is currently completing an MA in Early Childhood Studies from Ryerson University. Alana’s advocacy work is driven and informed by her experience working as an RECE, where she experienced firsthand the challenges facing the workforce. It is from this perspective that Alana continues to advocate for child care policy that will provide decent work and professional pay to all to RECEs. Alana believes these structural changes are necessary for all RECEs to meaningfully engage in their socially and ethically important practice.
In these uncertain times Alana looks forward to continuing the valuable and successful work at the AECEO. We have achieved many victories and have raised the voices of RECEs across the province, influencing policy and making decent work for educators central. Alana believes in the power of RECEs and the strength of our collective voice. Together we must continue to advocate for the positive change we know the early childhood sector and all RECEs need.
It is with enthusiasm and respect for the indispensible work of the AECEO that she takes on the role of Interim Coordinator while the Board of Directors undertakes the important work of hiring a full-time Executive Coordinator.